Hi, need some advice on a problem that?s been bugging me for a few days now.
Jumped in the car a few days back and not sure if it was just a coincidence but shortly after plugging in my phone into the charger (connected to cigar lighter) I smelt something burning. Not long after the battery light came on and I thought I had blown the relay for the alternator.
However, the electrics windows (front and back), rear wash wipe, clock/outside temperature do not work and the battery light is permanently on. I googled the problem and it seemed that a 30A fuse had blown. Replaced the fuse and was able to operate the electric window for 2 secs or so and the fuse blew again.
Came home googled a bit more and found that it might be the rear wash wipe (which hasn?t been used in over 2 years since it got jammed and blew the same fuse). Disconnected the rear wash wipe and removed the relay connected to it. Replaced fuse again and it blew again.
A friend has said it could be the wiring that runs through the A-pillar to the door, which seems logical. But before I start investigating I'd really appreciate if anyone can give me any other ideas on what might be causing this.
remove all the ancillary fuses making note of there positions and ratings if you do not have the handbook replace the 30 amp fuse and then one at a time replace the other fuses and switch on what ever they controls until the main fuse blows,you have then found the faulty circuit.
Thanks for the tip. Noted the position of all fuses, removed them checking that no others were blown. I replaced the 30A fuse which kept blowing and it blew again and I hadnt even put any other fuses in.
Should I have removed the relays too? The place I bought the fuses from said a relay may have failed. Which relay is for the electric windows?